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Don’t Let Bits of Cornwall and Devon Merge!

October 13th, 2010

From the BBC site:

Campaigners against proposals for a new parliamentary constituency which would incorporate parts of Devon and Cornwall are staging a two-day protest.

Government plans suggest constituencies with 75,000 voters, which would incorporate part of both counties

Cornwall’s six MPs have criticised any moves to combine the constituencies.

Protestors are following the River Tamar from Marsland Point in Devon to Saltash in Cornwall where they are due to stage a rally on Sunday.

Plans to re-draw the boundaries are being discussed at Westminster on Tuesday.

It is predicted that if boundaries are changed, South East Cornwall or North Cornwall would merge with Devon West and Torridge or Plymouth Moor View, incorporating two sides of the River Tamar.

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What is precious

October 13th, 2010

What is precious is never to forget

The delight of the blood drawn from ancient springs

Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth;

Never to deny its pleasure in the simple morning light,

Nor its grave evening demand for love;

Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother

With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.

An excerpt from Stephen Spender, ‘I Think of Those Who Were Truly Great’